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AXPONA 2015 Coverage

AXPONA 2015 Coverage

My overall impression of the show was excellent. AXPONA has made tremendous progress in...

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

Introduction I first ran across DALI loudspeakers at RMAF 2010, and was so impressed...

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Introduction You can’t swing a dead cat at an audio show without hitting a...

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

Magico S1 Loudspeaker Review

I always know I’m in trouble when the freight truck pulls up in front...

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Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 4, 2015
Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

In Ear Matters has posted a review of the Oppo HA-2 headphone amplifier ($299). Their conclusions: “With A10 as the digital source and HA-2 as the amp+DAC, the A10 really goes from just a decent sounding DAP to one of the best portable ‘audio stack’ around. This setup will really worthwhile if you are...
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Cardas Audio Clear Reflection Interconnect and Speaker Cables

September 4, 2015
Cardas Audio Clear Reflection Interconnect and Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Cardas Audio Clear Reflection interconnect (~€1375) and speaker cables (~€3450). His conclusions: “They produce very rich, deep sound with large images of instruments. Music comes from the depths of the huge soundstage when needed or close to the listener, although that doesn’t happen too often. High...
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Sablon Audio Corona Reserva Power Cord

September 4, 2015
Sablon Audio Corona Reserva Power Cord

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Sablon Audio Corona Reserva poser cord (~€2000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “t offered a certain set of features that were in high demand among audiophiles, such as: smoothness, spacing, coherence and richness. This power cord never emphasizes resolution nor selectivity of the components using it....
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AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

September 4, 2015
AudioQuest JitterBug USB Noise Filter

John Atkinson has posted a review of the AudioQuest JitterBug USB noise filter ($49) at Stereopile. His conclusions: “You can see from the “Measurements” sidebar that I could find no significant effect that the JitterBug had on the analog signals output by three of the DACs I had to hand. Yet with those DACs...
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Linnenberg Maestro Headphone Amplifier

September 4, 2015
Linnenberg Maestro Headphone Amplifier

Nathan has posted a review of the Linnenberg Maestro Headphone Amplifier ($1550). His conclusions: “Part of me wishes that Linnenberg had a harsh editor behind him, to clean up his few mistakes. (I could do with one, too.) Because, that pot bigger, and in a better place, and those RCA jacks sturdier, and maybe...
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Audeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 4, 2015
Audeze Deckard Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the Audeze Deckard headphone amplifier-DAC (£599) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The premium planar magnetic headphone maker has succeeded in producing a high-quality, ultra low-distortion Class A headphone amp that offers a highly resolute, neutral and spacious sound that should be compatible with the vast majority of...
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Sennheiser Introduces New HD 400 Series Headphones

September 3, 2015
Sennheiser Introduces New HD 400 Series Headphones

Audio specialist Sennheiser launches the next generation of its HD 400 series of over-ear headphones at IFA 2015. Combining fine audio quality with contemporary style and robust design, the range includes the closed-back models HD 451*, HD 461 and HD 471. The headphones keep the listener isolated from ambient noise, while lightweight and durable...
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Tellurium Q Interconnects

September 3, 2015
Tellurium Q Interconnects

Lam Seng Fatt has posted a review of the Tellurium Q interconnects (£370) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “If you like listening to good singers, then buy the Tellurium. If your speakers sound a bit bright, then the Telluriums should tame them and give you a fabulous mid-range to boot. But if your system is...
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Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

September 3, 2015
Creek Evolution 100A Integrated Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Creek Evolution 100A integrated amplifier (~€1725) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Creek 100A can hardly be called “inexpensive”. It doesn’t look like cheap amplifier and its design and functionality clearly indicate that this is a product of a serious company, that cares for its customers. But...
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Abis SA 12 Tonearm

September 3, 2015
Abis SA 12 Tonearm

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Abis SA 12 tonearm ($1775), Pyon Sound MC Master L step-up transformer ($1500), and TiGLON MGL-10P tonearm cable ($1400) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “Of the three pieces, the Abis SA-1.2 tonearm is the one that I believe made the biggest impact on improving the sound...
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Lars & Ivan THA-8XP Portable Headphone Amplifier

September 3, 2015
Lars & Ivan THA-8XP Portable Headphone Amplifier

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Lars & Ivan THA-8XP Portable headphone amplifier (€310) at 6moons. His conclusions: “This quality parlays not just the reediness and steeliness of a clarinet and guitar respectively but also their woodiness. Extrapolate from there. If that’s not the case—if you get the sizzle without the sauce—the...
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Einstein The Preamp and The Silver Bullet OTL Monoblock Amplifiers

September 3, 2015
Einstein The Preamp and The Silver Bullet OTL Monoblock Amplifiers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Einstein The Preamp (€17,000) and The Silver Bullet OTL monoblock amplifiers (€40,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Einstein system belongs to the elite of devices that are outstanding in every respect. The combination of saturation with differentiation, consideration with entertainment, precision with fluidity and detail...
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Mogami NIII-2803 Interconnects and NIII-2804 Speaker Cables

September 3, 2015
Mogami NIII-2803 Interconnects and NIII-2804 Speaker Cables

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Mogami NIII-2803 interconnects (~€250) and NIII-2804 speaker cables (~€500) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “These are reliable, solid cables that have been on the market for years and with their performance they confirm that solid engineering supported with lots of listening sessions result in products that...
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Linnenberg Vivace DAC

September 3, 2015
Linnenberg Vivace DAC

Nathan has posted a review of the Linnenberg Vivace DAC ($2000) at Headfonia. His conclusions: “While it isn’t a minimalist design, there’s no need to peak at the manual (again, unless you use Windows). Thank god. Every control, switches, and LED is naturally placed and makes perfect sense. Retro? Sure. Natural? Obvious? You betcha....
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RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors

September 2, 2015
RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors

Steven Stone has posted a review of the RHA T20 in-ear monitors ($239) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “While Amazon currently lists over 140 results for earphones between $200 and $250, none offer a greater number of included fit options or harmonic choices. Although the cable is not interchangeable, RHA’s comprehensive three-year warranty should help...
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NAD Master Series M12 Preamplfier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

September 2, 2015
NAD Master Series M12 Preamplfier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

Mark Gusew has posted a review of the NAD Master Series M12 preamplifier-DAC ($6999) and M22 stereo amplifier ($5499) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “The transparency, openness and sheer power of the combination is stunning. With well recorded music, the dynamics, soundstage and lack of coloration of the NAD combination makes a very good play...
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JE Audio Reference 1 Preamplifier

September 2, 2015
JE Audio Reference 1 Preamplifier

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the JE Audio Reference 1 preamplifier ($9000) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “But if what you’re looking for, first and foremost, is great sound — specifically, great tube sound — give JE Audio’s Reference 1 a serious audition. It’s an incredibly good preamplifier for a reasonable price....
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Magico Q7 Mk II Loudspeaker

September 2, 2015
Magico Q7 Mk II Loudspeaker

Jeff Fritz has posted a review of the Magico Q7 Mk II loudspeakers ($229,000/pair) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Here, finally, is a product that, in sound and build, delivers everything promised by its maker. Whether that makes it “the best” in some universal sense is infinitely debatable. What’s not debatable is that, in...
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Monitor Audio Gold 200 Loudspeaker

September 2, 2015
Monitor Audio Gold 200 Loudspeaker

Colin Smith has posted a review of the Monitor Audio Gold 200 loudspeakers ($4495/pair). His conclusions: “Monitor Audio continues the great British tradition of producing solid loudspeakers, and I’m satisfied that the positive impression Monitor left me with so long ago is as valid as ever.” You can read the full review here.
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AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

September 2, 2015
AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the AudioQuest NightHawk headphones ($599) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “There’s no contesting that the AudioQuest NightHawks are an extraordinary design with best-in-the-business comfort, and sonic isolation that I didn’t think possible from semi-open-back headphones. They’re also the product of a huge amount of knowledge, research, experimentation,...
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Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

September 1, 2015
Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

David W. Robinson has posted a review of the Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 headphone amplifier ($1980) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Spring 1 does extremely well in delivering detail with soul. There’s a lovely touch of musical warmth, and a lilt to the sound that is quite fetching. Regardless of the type...
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Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

September 1, 2015
Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

Phil Gold has posted a review of the Parasound Halo integrated 2.1 channel amplifier-DAC ($2495) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theatre passthrough, subwoofer output, bass management, high...
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Nordost Red Dawn Cables

September 1, 2015
Nordost Red Dawn Cables

Brett Rudolph has posted a review of the Nordost Red Dawn cables at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “My experience with the Nordost cables leaves me speechless, if that is even possible. Overall, the difference is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, during the review several friends and colleagues remarked that the reference system...
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Linum Balanced Two-Pin 2.5mm TRRS Custom IEM Cable

September 1, 2015
Linum Balanced Two-Pin 2.5mm TRRS Custom IEM Cable

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Estron Linum balanced two-pin 2.5mm TRRS custom IEM cable ($160) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Love the reasonably-priced €145 Estron Linum Balanced two-pin 2.5mm TRRS IEM cable with the Ultimate Ears UE18 Pro and JH Audio 13 as they have breathed new life and...
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DanaCable USB Cable

September 1, 2015
DanaCable USB Cable

Wayne Donnelly has posted a review of the DanaCable USB cable ($895). His conclusions: “It makes music in any genre sound relaxed, harmonically full and rich, and effortlessly musical. For anyone who wants to hear the best from computer audio, this cable is at the least a must-audition. Mine is here for the long...
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